Challenge Yourself 8: Design a Superhero!

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Postby Yoshi » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:50 am

Sketch of Carlos. His power is to go super ninja style.
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Anyone know of any good ways to digitally ink this guy?
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Re: Challenge Yourself 8: Design a Superhero!

Postby Hyro » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:55 am

Photoshop and Flash MX are the best inking tools in the world. But whichever program you use, it'll still take a helluva long time to ink it.

I reccomend using Scott's Method
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Postby Yoshi » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:08 am

Yeah I know but I want a tutorial on how to digitally ink. You know, on the computer being that I have no inking tools.
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Postby Cole » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:22 am

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Postby Spike » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:19 pm

I have much hate for digital inking. Takes all the passion out of it, methinks. I've done in Illustrator, which by far gives the cleanest results but also takes WAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaayyy too long and is too frustrating to do.

All my digital inks are done with a rigid brush tool set on 87% opacity black. Not really feasible sans tablet, unfortunately, and it takes a lot of practice and control *with* a tablet.
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Postby eggie » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:14 pm

But it's still easier than using an inking quill.
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Postby Kench » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:46 pm

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Postby DeMi-DeVi-DRE » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:46 pm

i agree with Spike.. digi-color takes all the passion out of it. it just doesn't feel the same for me.. so i know nothing about digital coloring just because it's not my cup of tea. although i have been thinking.. maybe if i start digi-coloring i can get an entry finished in time for these contests.. i'm way too slow now!!! LOL
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Re: Challenge Yourself 8: Design a Superhero!

Postby Vidfreek » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:51 pm

Ive made a vow not to use art programs and try to make my art look good without them.

mainly because i don't understand them....
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Re: Challenge Yourself 8: Design a Superhero!

Postby Hyro » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:04 pm

I now do most of my work digitally, at least the work that I post.
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Postby Mischif » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:50 pm

I like pencils, and digitalness, and pens, and and I like making sculptures out of randomly discarded things :D XD.
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Postby Yoshi » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:06 pm

I'd rather ink normally but with lack of inking equipment that's out the window. Now I'm certain I need a tablet :(
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Postby Mischif » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:09 pm

Actually with a mouse you can ink pretty well. ex: http://cellosoft.com/2draw/view/50753/ <- Mouse user. It's not a *need* to have a tablet >_>, you could do without it.
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Postby Yoshi » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:15 pm

Mischif wrote:Actually with a mouse you can ink pretty well. ex: http://cellosoft.com/2draw/view/50753/ <- Mouse user. It's not a *need* to have a tablet >_>, you could do without it.


I can ink with a mouse. I've done it before. But I want a tablet for a more natural effect. Either that or some way to make mouse inking easier.
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Postby Delirium » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:02 pm

There is a way to ink digitally a fairly easy way. You can normally go on any program, (photoimpact for example) zoom in really close, and use the paint bucket tool to fill the pencil line with black. It got me a sketchy look for my pic. It may or may not work for you but it worked for me. I have an example of this here:http://img350.imageshack.us/my.php?image=downer3zp.jpg
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Postby Yoshi » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:20 pm

Actually I was looking for a clean ink. Oh well, fuck it. I do my tried and true method.
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Postby Delirium » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:23 pm

I guess you could just make your pencil lines really clean if you really don't like to ink by hand, but the best way to do it is to probably just ink by hand.
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Postby Yoshi » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:40 pm

Nah, figured out a way to get nice clean inks in PS really quickly using the pen tool. I just use a rigid wet brush tool on an angle to stroke over the pen guidelines (Anchors?). This gives nice clean lines that also vary in width. It only takes about ten seconds for each part too.
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Postby Kench » Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:41 pm

I saw a cool article about this WAY too awesome kegbot...and was randomly inpisred.

It looks REALLY crappy, since I'm not used to drawing people so "jacked," but whatev.

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THE KEG-O-RATOR! With the power to drink tall buildings in a single chug! Who needs a Six Pack when you've got....THE KEG-O-RATOR!!!!

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Wow...his legs look TERRIBLE!

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OH! And for next week: Design your very own ORIGINAL Super Villain! (So, if you have your own previously existing super villain, that doesn't count! Something NEW! And IMPROVED! AT ONCE!!!! WWOOOOHHAAAAAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!)



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Postby Tadpole » Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:37 pm

O yah my idea for next week is greek gods.........
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Postby Kench » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:46 pm

Delirium wrote:There is a way to ink digitally a fairly easy way. You can normally go on any program, (photoimpact for example) zoom in really close, and use the paint bucket tool to fill the pencil line with black. It got me a sketchy look for my pic. It may or may not work for you but it worked for me. I have an example of this here:http://img350.imageshack.us/my.php?image=downer3zp.jpg
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A MUCH faster way to do that in photoshop would be to do a color overlay on the layer. Same effect, but a very minute fraction of the time
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Re: Challenge Yourself 8: Design a Superhero!

Postby Lord Bale » Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:55 am

I'll try and think of something up. Frankly speaking, superheroes really isn't on my agenda.
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Postby Delirium » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:17 am

Thanks, Kensh. But sadly, I do not have photoshop...

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By the way, what version (of photoshop) do you have? I would get 9, but alot of the people I've seen have 6 or 7 and get great results. I want to color digitally without selling all of the stuff I own.
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Postby Cole » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:19 am

snag paint.net then. it's free. paint.net is not the url, though. just google 'paint net'
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Postby Delirium » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:26 am

Thanks, Darth, this is great. Now I have to learn how to use it.
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